120701 – Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 25 events from 2 July 2012

Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
– 25 events from 2 July 2012

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: 4 May – 8 July 2012: Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud
Photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
Curated by Sandy Edwards
Head On Photo Festival
“”The photographs are excellent. They are a moving
portrayal of Aboriginal Australia that all Australians
aught to know about on an issue that wont go away.”
– John Pilger, Writer and Filmmaker, January 2012″
Event details: http://jagathdeerasekera.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/manuwangku-under-nuclear-cloud.html
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/28595/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://sydneyartgalleriesandartcommunity.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/openings-and-the-arts-in-sydney-30042012-06052012/
Article: http://macarthur-chronicle-wollondilly.whereilive.com.au/news/story/mac-person-jagath-dheerasekara-of-bradbury/
Article: [scroll down page] http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/picture-a-world-of-observation-and-invention-20120501-1xwx3.html

Event: 7 June to 14 July 2012: Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW
Exhibition: Ghost Citizens: Witnessing the Intervention
Talks on Saturday 23 June at 3pm
Curator Djon Mundine OAM
Artists: Alison Alder, Bindi Cole, Fiona Foley, Dan Jones,
Chips Mackinolty, Fiona MacDonald, Sally M Mulda,
Amy Napurulla, Brendan Penzer, Michael Riley,
Deborah Vaughan, Jason Wing
“The word ‘intervention’ is popular in the art and architecture
worlds, but in this context it condemns the Northern Territory
Emergency Response (NTER), Australia’s “national emergency”
policy introduced in 2007. This punitive policy is at odds
with international human rights conventions and the
Racial Discrimination Act.”
“The exhibition Ghost Citizens: Witnessing the Intervention
looks at this return to protectionist colonial policy and the
wilful diminishing of an Indigenous participatory voice:
the loss of citizenship rights, of the right to homelands
and self-determination.”
Event details: http://www.crossart.com.au/index.php/Current-Show/
Video of Talks:
Speakers: Jo Holder, Djon Mundine, Paddy Gibson, Eva Cox:
[scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/nt-intervention.html

Event: 1 – 31 July 2012: South Australia, SA
Solidarity for Homelands
“Nearly one-third of Indigenous people in the
Northern Territory live on homelands.
Research shows that with proper services,
people can be happier, healthier and live longer …
on their homelands. … Through visiting action groups
across South Australia during July you will be
sending a message of solidarity to communities
living on Homelands.”
Amnesty International SA-NT Action Centre
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/29050/

Event: Mon 2 July 2012: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Rally and Vigil [Mon 2- Fri 13 July 2012]
Outside Bankstown Centrelink
Say No to Government Income Management!
Speakers include:
Mark Boyd, Chris Christodoulou, Sue Gillet, Paddy Gibson,
Brett Holmes, Sally McManus, Senator Lee Rhiannon,
Gerard Thomas, Representatives from local organisations
Resolutions: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=379047862158737
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/313139055441943/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/313139055441943/permalink/313139065441942/

Event: Mon 2 July 2012: Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW
Spirit of the Tent Embassy 2012 Naidoc Week
“There will be lunch time talks from our elders that invite
you to hear the memories and stories of the
tent embassy and include presenting a legacy for
future generations.”
Event details: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html#july
Full program of events: http://www.sydneynaidoc.com.au/

Event: Tue 3 [to 15] July 2012: Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW
Homelands Photo Exhibition
– Join us for the opening
This exhibition closes on July 15
“The exhibition captures a cross section of
everyday life – the beauty and terrain of the
Alyawarr and the Anmatyerr communities of
Utopia in the Northern Territory.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/28763/

Event: Tue 3 – Fri 20 July 2012: Bendigo & Roxby Downs
Road Trip for Change
– Step Out(back) and Learn from Country
“In July the South Australian Student Environment Network
will be running a series of epic road trips that will take you
on a journey of learning from Adelaide to Australia’s
biggest grass roots Environment Conference:
Students of Sustainability (SoS), then via the great
SA outback to Roxby Downs for the
Lizards Revenge Music/Art festival.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/road-trip-for-change-step-outback-and-learn-from-country
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://www.roadtripforchange.org/
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
[See below: Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012:
Olympic Dam, SA
Lizards Revenge Music/Art Festival protest]

Event: 4 July 2012: Glebe, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation film screening
Black Screen Our Generation
A NAIDOC Week event
Event details: http://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/14314-black-screen-our-generation
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 4 July 2012: Hurstville, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation film screening
Aboriginal Film Screening
A NAIDOC Week event
[scroll down page] http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/SPContent.aspx?PageID=14&ItemID=925
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 4 July 2012: Ultimo, NSW
Aboriginal culture and heritage protection in NSW:
options and strategies for change
“The NSW Government is currently considering
changes to Aboriginal culture and heritage laws.
This forum brings together speakers from the peak
Aboriginal representative and land-holding organisations
in NSW along with researchers who have examined
other culture and heritage protection regimes across
Australia. … How can Aboriginal rights over culture
and heritage be best protected in NSW?”
UTS Newsroom
Event details: http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/events/2012/07/aboriginal-culture-and-heritage-protection-in-nsw-options-and-strategies-for-change

Event: 5 to 28 July 2012: Various locations: NSW, Qld, ACT, Vic
Whitehouse Announce Australian Tour 2012
“While the Federal Government urges Australians
to get behind what is essentially an extension of
the Intervention into the Northern Territory for the
next ten years under a new title ‘Stronger Futures’,
a funk/hip hop crew – ironically called Whitehouse –
are urging their listeners to oppose what they
view as more of the same government oppression
on Australia’s first peoples.”
Event details: http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/news/tournews/173328/whitehouse-announce-australian-tour-2012.htm

Event: Mon 9 July 2012: Mona Vale, NSW
A Panel Discussion:
Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
Will We Get it Right?
Panelists:
* Jacqueline Phillips, ANTaR
* Tony McAvoy, Aboriginal Barrister
* Alison Bejma, Cheltenham Girls’ High School Student
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater
Event details: http://www.asgmwp.net/index.htm
Event details: http://www.asgmwp.net/Calendar.htm
Full event details: http://www.asgmwp.net/CPN.pdf
Recommendations of the Panel: http://www.asgmwp.net/Panel9July2012.pdf

Event: Thu 12 July 2012: Darwin, NT
Supporting Muckaty
Nuclear Waste through our port, MUA says NO WAY!!!
“Our 2012 Quadrennial Conference declared our support
for the people of Muckaty. We also recognise the unique
threat that the nuclear waste will pose to the environment,
communities on the transport route & workers
transporting & handling radioactive waste.”
Event details: http://www.mua.org.au/events/supporting-muckaty/

Event: 14 to 18 (or 20) July 2012: Olympic Dam, SA
The Lizard’s Revenge:
Olympic Dam expansion music/art/festival/protest
“Sleeping underneath the ground there is an old lizard,
Kalta the sleepy lizard. The lizard ain’t so sleepy anymore.
BHP is mining right into that Lizards body. The government
has just approved an expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium
mine, making it the biggest uranium mine in the world.
Kalta is angry and wants revenge.
Arabana elder Kevin Buzzacot is calling the people of the
world to help the lizard shut down the mine. He is calling
for people to come and heal the land in the name of peace
and justice for the next 10,000 generations to come.”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/the-lizards-revenge-olympic-dam-expansion-musicartfestivalprotest
Background: http://londonminingnetwork.org/2011/10/australia-approves-20-30bn-bhp-billitons-olympic-dam-mine-expansion/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/224524544273924
Website: http://lizardsrevenge.net/
Road Trip for Change Tue 3 – Fri 20 July 2012: http://indymedia.org.au/road-trip-for-change-step-outback-and-learn-from-country
Sat 23 June 2012 Melbourne event: https://www.facebook.com/events/476190445741032/
Mon 25 June 2012 Adelaide event: http://en-gb.connect.facebook.com/events/399604390089651/
Invitation from uncle Kevin Buzzacott: http://bhpbillitonwatch.net/2012/06/16/invitation-to-the-lizards-revenge/

Event: 14 July 2012: Manly, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation film screening
As part of Guringai Festival
Q&A with co-director/producer Damien Curtis
More details to come
Event details: http://www.respectandlisten.org/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/screenings/14-july-2012-manly-sydney-nsw
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/28814/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 28 and 29 July 2012: Moree, NSW
Next meeting:
National Unity Government of the Sovereign Union
Details to be posted on Sovereign Union website: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/

Event: 1 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Aboriginal Housing: Needs, Rights & Practicals
Presenter: Paul Pholeros
Where to for Reconciliation?
Presenter: Ray Jackson
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 8 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Stronger Futures?
Presenter: Graeme Mundine
Pathways to Education for Indigenous People
Presenter: Peter Radoll
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: Sat 11 August 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Winter Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death in Custody
Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/stop-aboriginal-deaths-in-custody-2012-winter-action

Event: 15 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Constitutional Recognition of ATSI People
Presenter: Sarah Maddison
Campaign for Referendum
Presenter: Aunty Sandra Lee
Legal and Strategic Considerations
Presenter: Terry Chenery
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 20 August to 14 September 2012: Yeelirrie-Leonora, WA
Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country
A one month walk from Yeelirrie to Leonora
” … is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to
the strength of the community who have fought to stop
uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a
chance to come together to continue share our commitment to
a sustainable future without nuclear. It is a chance to
reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition of
walking for country.”
“This walk will be lead by the Walkatjurra Rangers,
in partnership with Footprints for Peace,
Western Australian Nuclear Free Alliance (WANFA),
the Anti Nuclear Alliance of Western Australia (ANAWA)
and the Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA).”
Event details: http://walkingforcountry.com/
Event details: http://www.nuclearfreefuture.com/
Event details: http://nffcampaign2011.footprintsforpeace.net/?p=69

Event: 22 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
NT Intervention & Income Management
Presenters: Aunty Daphne & Sue Gillett
Koori Radio: Indig. Voices for Info & Culture
Presenter: Lily Shearer
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 29 August 2012: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges 2012
Opening Doors to Policy Participation
Presenter: Carol Barton
What Works & Doesn’t in Urban Communities
Presenter: Shirley Blacklaws
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/index.php/building-bridges-2012
Brochure: http://reconciliation4westernsydney.org/images/downloads/building_bridges_2012.pdf

Event: 10 November 2012: Melbourne City, Vic
2012 Spring Action:
Stop Aboriginal Death in Custody
Organised by Indigenous Social Justice Association
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm

Event: 5-7 December 2012: Gold Coast, Qld
2012 National Indigenous Health Conference
Many Pathways, One Outcome
” … is designed to bring together both government
and non-government agencies who are working
in the field of Indigenous health with the belief
that working together can close the gap between
the state of Indigenous Health as compared to
the health of mainstream Australians.”
Event details: http://www.indigenoushealth.net/

– ‘Our Generation’ Film Reviews

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
Our Generation – Showing in London – page 8
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaWinter2011.pdf
Winter 2011: “The Intervention is yet another example of
the appalling treatment the Aboriginal People of Australia
have been subjected to in such a short period of time
compared to thousands of years of survival. Sinem Saban and
Rev. Dr Gondarra supported by the Yolngu people and
cinematographer, Damien Curtis, have created a sensitive
and realistic view of the plight of those who wish to live
a more traditional life in their homelands and of those who
appear to be dispossessed.” Christine Waterer

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
ASG Information Night: Our Generation – page 6
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaSummer2010.pdf
Summer 2010: “Local resident and journalist, Jeff McMullen
introduced “Our Generation”, the film by Sinem Saban and
Damien Curtis which we were there to see. The film explored
in depth the Federal Government Intervention into
Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory. Jeff had
told us that the film’s producers were not having any
success in having the film shown on government or
commercial media outlets and they were having to screen it
in local community halls to show the community at large
just what was involved in the Intervention. It is basically
a war on Aboriginal culture. The dispossession of the
Aboriginal people is simply continuing in a new guise.”
Carol Gerrard

See:

Our Generation: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/

Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater: http://www.asgmwp.net/index.htm

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